Kemba Walker

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  1. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    So... whats everyone thinking? Is this our opportunity to unload Rubio?

    Kemba is due $12Mil next year.

    Rubio + 1st for Kemba?

    Kemba
    DM
    Ingles
    Mirotic
    Gobert

    I dont think its a home run move but if we arent tanking and trying to make playoffs we might as well compete...



    If not Utah, what is a likely landing spot for KW?
     
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  2. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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  3. latin jazz

    latin jazz Well-Known Member

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    lol at this meme

    Regarding Kemba, I like him as a player but I don't think he would be a good fit next to DM. He needs the ball in his hands a lot and we will need someone who can play off the ball. I think it's pretty clear we want the offense running through DM.

    Also, he is quite small and I doubt having a 6'1, 6'2 duo in the backcourt could work defensively. Is he better than Rubio? Absolutely, but I don't think is a great fit.

    Also, it's been reported they want to unload some of their bad contracts with him (Batum, yikes)
     
  4. mellow

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    The Hornets have multiple unmovable contracts. So nobody is getting Kemba unless they take atleast one of the craptastic deals back as well.

    Howard 1 yr 23 million
    Batum 3 yrs 25 million
    Marvin Williams 2 yrs 15 million
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2 yrs 13 million
    Cody Zeller 3 yrs 14 million

    The only one that interests me is Zeller, but the Jazz have Gobert, so no. Shouldn't pay 14 million per for a back-up center.
     
  5. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all this. I dont think hes a good fit next to DM either (just had to get that meme in).
     
  6. latin jazz

    latin jazz Well-Known Member

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    Just to clarify your post for others. Those salaries are their annual salaries, so Batum is owed about 100M (including this year's salary :confused:)
     
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  7. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    I don’t want anything... literally anything... off the Charlotte roster. I wonder if they’d send a first rounder with some second rounders to take someone like Dwight. Probably not because he only has a year left.
     
  8. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Yikes they’re at the luxury tax threshold this year and next year.
     
  9. latin jazz

    latin jazz Well-Known Member

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    haha niceee. Don't give him ideas. Actually, he must be busy on Espn trade machine now
     
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  10. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    No doubt. 3-4 team doozies. It will be interesting though because it creates so many possibilities.
     
  11. mellow

    mellow Well-Known Member

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    The thing is Charlotte doesn't have draft picks they can afford to throw in. So maybe Dennis O'Lindsey decides he is going to lose an asset in Joe Johnson and Derrick favors if he doesnt trade them, so he decides to extend the asset and address a need by trading Favors for Marvin Williams. It would be crazy to take on a lesser player for more money and more years unless there was another assett to sweeten the deal.

    No, Charlotte is in big trouble and the only real way to fix it is let it ride for another season of sucking.
     
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  12. elan_prodigy

    elan_prodigy Well-Known Member

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    My early guess would be..

    NY
    Spurs
    Wolves
    Cavs

    Digging through their roster to identify trades really shows what a terrible job the Hornets FO has done.
     
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  13. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I would be interested if I was the jazz but I would worry it would slow DMs progress but knowing him it would just make him 20% better over night.

    The contracts are bad but Batum and Marvin Williams are okay players. If it was just bad salary and Kemba for Rubio and expirings I think there is enough value there I would bite... might route Kemba to a third team or trade him separately in the offseason.

    I’ll bet the Knicks make a move... it’s the best fit imo.
     
  14. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Rubio and JJ for Dwight Howard and a protected pick. Parlay that to Chicago and Dwight can be our super-Gobert backup and insurance and a possible (maybe) trade piece next season. They shed $10M next year.

    ETA: oh, and give them Tomic for good measure.
     
  15. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    They won’t be giving out any picks if they are rebuilding.
     
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  16. mellow

    mellow Well-Known Member

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    They are not moving off Dwight. 1-they like him and 2- his contract only lasts through next season.
     
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  17. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    This is Jordan we’re talking about. Common sense would have told you they wouldn’t assemble the roster they have with the contracts they have but sometimes the professionals are a lot worse than the spectators.
     
  18. Jazzman_86

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    Batum is better
     
  19. NUMBERICA

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    Do not care.
     
  20. Revolution 9

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    How has Batum been doing lately?
     

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